GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for Best Country Instrumental Performance

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Best Country Instrumental Performance

 

53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2010)
 
winner
Marty Stuart

Hummingbyrd

nominees

Darrell Scott

Willow Creek

Cherryholmes

Tattoo Of A Smudge

The Infamous Stringdusters
Punch Brothers

New Chance Blues

52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2009)
 
winner
Steve Wariner

Producer's Medley

nominees

Under The (Five) Wire

The Crystal Merchant

Sarah Jarosz

Mansinneedof

51st Annual GRAMMY Awards (2008)
 

nominees

Charlie Haden
,
Pat Metheny
,
Jerry Douglas
,
Bruce Hornsby

Is This America? (Katrina 2005)

Cherryholmes

Sumatra

Jerry Douglas

Two Small Cars In Rome

50th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2007)
 
winner
Brad Paisley

Throttleneck

nominees

Russ Barenberg

Little Monk

Mucky The Duck

Rawhide!

Fidoodlin'

49th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2006)
 
winner
Bryan Sutton, Doc Watson

Whiskey Before Breakfast

nominees

Tommy Emmanuel

Gameshow Rag/Cannonball Rag

Chris Thile

The Eleventh Reel

Jim VanCleve

Nature Of The Beast

Casey Driessen

Jerusalem Ridge

48th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2005)
 
winner
Alison Krauss

Unionhouse Branch

Alison Krauss And Union Station

nominees

GRAMMYs

I'll Fly Away

Jerry Douglas
,
Sam Bush
,
Béla Fleck

Who's Your Uncle?

Nickel Creek

Scotch & Chocolate

Brad Paisley

Time Warp

47th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2004)
 

nominees

Asleep At The Wheel

Billy In The Low Ground

Sam Bush

Puppies 'N Knapsacks

Vince Gill
,
Brad Paisley
Mark O'Connor
,
Chris Thile
,
Bryan Sutton
46th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2003)
 
winner
Alison Krauss & Union Station

nominees

Ray Benson

Ain't Chet Yet

Brad Paisley
,
Redd Volkaert

Spaghetti Western Swing

Doc Watson
,
Ricky Skaggs
Ricky Skaggs

Get Up John

Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

45th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2002)
 
winner
Dixie Chicks

Lil' Jack Slade

nominees

Bering Strait

Bearing Straight

The Chieftains

Sally Goodin

Béla Fleck

Bear Mountain Hop

Nickel Creek

Smoothie Song

44th Annual GRAMMY Awards (2001)
 

nominees

Asleep At The Wheel
,
Brad Paisley
Bill Kirchen

Poultry In Motion

Alison Krauss & Union Station
Brad Paisley

Munster Rag

43rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (2000)
 
winner
Béla Fleck

Leaving Cottondale

nominees

Steve Wariner

Bloodlines (Track)

Nickel Creek

Ode To A Butterfly (Track)

Keith Urban

Rollercoaster (Track)

Tim O'Brien
,
Darrell Scott

The Second Mouse (Track)

42nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1999)
 

nominees

Steve Wariner

The Harry Shuffle (Track)

Doc Watson

Black Mountain Rag (Track)

Doc Watson And Ronnie McCoury (Mac, Doc And Del)

Marty Stuart

Mr. John Henry, Steel Driving Man (Track)

Marty Stuart

The Greatest Love Of All Time (Reprise) (Track)

41st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1998)
 
winner
Vince Gill

A Soldier's Joy

nominees

Get Up John (Track)

Jerry Douglas

Lonesome Ruben (Track)

Sam Bush
,
Marty Stuart

Reuben's Train (Track)

(Doc And Merle Watson) With Sam Bush, Marty Stuart, T. Michael Coleman And Alan O'Bryant

Jerry Douglas
,
Béla Fleck

The Ride (Track)

40th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1997)
 
winner
Alison Krauss & Union Station

nominees

Lee Roy Parnell

Mama, Screw Your Wig On Tight (Track)

Chet Atkins
,
Tommy Emmanuel

Smokey Mountain Lullaby (Track)

Asleep At The Wheel

Fat Boy Rag (Track)

D.J. Fontana

Goin' Back To Memphis (Track)

39th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1996)
 
winner
Chet Atkins

Jam Man

nominees

Diamond Rio

Big (Track)

David Grier
,
Stuart Duncan
,
Craig Smith
Vassar Clements
,
Richard Greene
,
Chris Thile
Steve Wariner
,
Bryan White
,
Bryan Austin
,
Jeffrey Steele

The Brickyard Boogie (Track)

38th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1995)
 
winner
Asleep At The Wheel, Béla Fleck, Johnny Gimble

nominees

Byron Berline
,
Bill Monroe

Sally Goodin (Track)

Doc Watson
,
Duane Eddy

Thunder Road/Sugarfoot Rag (Track)

Flaco Jimenez
,
Lee Roy Parnell

Cat Walk (Track)

Béla Fleck

Cheeseballs In Cowtown (Track)

37th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1994)
 
winner
Chet Atkins

Young Thing

nominees

Diamond Rio

Appalachian Dream (Track)

Roy Clark

Kaw-Liga (Track)

Doc Watson

Keep On The Sunny Side (Track)

Marty Stuart

Marty Stuart Visits The Moon (Track)

36th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1993)
 

nominees

John McEuen

The Ballad Of Jed Clampett (Track)

Mark O'Connor
,
Johnny Gimble

Fiddlin' Around (Track)

Mark O'Connor
,
Byron Berline

Gold Rush (Track)

Roy Clark

Jingle Bells (Track)

35th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1992)
 
winner
Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed

Sneakin' Around

nominees

Asleep At The Wheel

Black And White Rag (Track)

The Chieftains
,
Ricky Skaggs

Cotton-Eyed Joe (Track)

Jerry Douglas

Ride The Wild Turkey (Track)

Emmylou Harris

Scotland (Track)

34th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1991)
 
winner
Mark O'Connor

The New Nashville Cats

nominees

Chet Atkins
,
Mark Knopfler

Neck And Neck (Album)

Orange Blossom Special (Track)

Diamond Rio

Poultry Promenade (Track)

Roy Rogers

Song For Jessica (Track)

33rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1990)
 
winner
Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler

So Soft, Your Goodbye

nominees

David Grisman

Dawg '90 (Album)

Asleep At The Wheel

Pedernales Stroll (Track)

Whoa (Track)

Wild Rose

Wild Rose (Track)

32nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1989)
 
winner

Amazing Grace

nominees

Jerry Douglas

If You've Got The Money (Honey I've Got The Time) (Track)

All I Got Is Gone Away (Track)

Big Foot (Track)

Asleep At The Wheel

Black And White Rag (Single)

31st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1988)
 
winner
Asleep At The Wheel

Sugarfoot Rag

nominees

Leo Kottke

Busy Signal (Track)

Country Idyll (Track)

Mason Williams, Chip Davis And Mannheim Steamroller

Johnny Gimble

Still Fiddlin' Around (Single)

The Great Train Song Medley (Track)

30th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1987)
 
winner
Asleep At The Wheel

String Of Pars

nominees

Bill Monroe

The Old Brown Country Barn (Track)

Stephane Grappelli
,
Vassar Clements

Together At Last

Jerry Douglas

Changing Channels (Album)

Gagged But Not Bound (Album)

29th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1986)
 
winner
Ricky Skaggs

Raisin' The Dickins

nominees

Mark O'Connor

Meanings Of (Album)

Seven By Seven (Track)

Speechless (Album)

Jerry Douglas

Under The Wire (Album)

28th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1985)
 
winner
Chet Atkins, Mark Knopfler

Cosmic Square Dance

nominees

Charlie McCoy

Lasso The Moon (Instrumental) (Track)

Dave Holland
,
Vassar Clements

Vassar Clements, John Hartford, Dave Holland (Album)

Doc Watson

Windy And Warm (Track)

Folsom Prison Blues (Track)

27th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1984)
 
winner
Ricky Skaggs

Wheel Hoss

nominees

Cotton-Eyed Joe (Single)

Chet Atkins

East Tennessee Christmas (Album)

The Whites

Move It On Over (Track)

Doc Watson

Twin Sisters (Track)

26th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1983)
 
winner

Fireball

nominees

Roller Coaster (Track)

Chet Atkins

Tara Theme (Track)

Roy Clark

Wildwood Flower (Single)

Classic Country I (Track)

Albert Coleman's Atlanta Pops

Doc And Merle Watson's Guitar Album (Album)

Doc And Merle Watson

25th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1982)
 
winner
Roy Clark

Alabama Jubilee

nominees

Below Freezing (Track)

Poco

Feudin' (Track)

Just Hooked On Country (Album)

Albert Coleman's Atlantic Pops Orchestra

Joe Maphis

The Joe Maphis Flat-Picking Spectacular (Album)

24th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1981)
 
winner
Chet Atkins

Country After All These Years

nominees

Chet Atkins
,
Doc Watson

Reflections (Album)

Johnny Gimble

The Texas Fiddle Collection (Album)

Merle Travis

Travis Pickin' (Album)

Barbara Mandrell

Instrumental Medley: Mountain Dew, Fireball Mail, Old Joe Clark, Night Train, Uncle Joe's Boogie (Track)

23rd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1980)
 
winner

Orange Blossom Special/Hoedown

nominees

Cotton Eyed Joe (Single)

Danny Davis And The Nashville Brass

Floyd Cramer

Dallas (Album)

Chet Atkins

Dance With Me (Single)

Ry Cooder

The Long Riders (Album)

22nd Annual GRAMMY Awards (1979)
 
winner
Doc Watson

Big Sandy/Leather Britches

nominees

Lester Flatt

Fantastic Pickin' (Album)

Lester Flatt's Nashville Grass

Floyd Cramer

In Concert (Album)

Live From Austin City Limits (Album)

Vassar Clements
,
Jesse McReynolds
,
Buddy Spicher

Bluegrass Concerto (Album)

21st Annual GRAMMY Awards (1978)
 
winner
Asleep At The Wheel

One O'Clock Jump

nominees

Roy Clark

Banjo Bandits (Album)

Cookin' Country (Album)

Roy Clark

Steel Guitar Rag (Track)

Doc Watson

Under The Double Eagle (Single)

20th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1977)
 
winner

Country Instrumentalist Of The Year

nominees

Chet Atkins

Me And My Guitar (Album)

Asleep At The Wheel

Ragtime Annie (Track)

Jerry Reed

East Bound And Down (Track)

Chet Atkins
,
Floyd Cramer

Chet, Floyd And Danny (Album)

19th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1976)
 
winner
Chet Atkins, Les Paul

Chester And Lester

nominees

Ace Cannon

Blue Eyes Crying In The Rain (Single)

Floyd Cramer

I'm Thinking Tonight Of My Blue Eyes (Single)

Marshall Tucker Band

Long Hard Ride (Single)

18th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1975)
 
winner
Chet Atkins

The Entertainer

nominees

Chet Atkins
,
Jerry Reed

Colonel Bogey

Asleep At The Wheel

Fat Boy Rag (Track)

Vassar Clements

Vassar Clements (Album)

Charlie McCoy

Charlie My Boy (Album)

17th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1974)
 
winner
Chet Atkins, Merle Travis

The Atkins-Travis Traveling Show

nominees

Charlie McCoy

Boogie Woogie (A/K/A T.D.'s Boogie Woogie) (Single)

Nashville Brass In Blue Grass Country (Album)

Charlie McCoy

The Nashville Hit Man (Album)

Floyd Cramer

The Young And The Restless (Album)

16th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1973)
 
winner

Dueling Banjos

nominees

Chet Atkins

Fiddlin' Around (Track)

Charlie McCoy

Good Time Charlie (Album)

I'll Fly Away (Album)

Chet Atkins

Superpickers (Album)

15th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1972)
 
winner
Charlie McCoy

Charlie McCoy/The Real McCoy

nominees

Chet Atkins

Chet Atkins Picks On The Hits (Album)

Flowers On The Wall (Album)

Lester Flatt

Foggy Mountain Breakdown (Single)

Chet Atkins
,
Jerry Reed

Me And Chet (Album)

14th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1971)
 
winner
Chet Atkins

Snowbird

nominees

Floyd Cramer

For The Good Times (Single)

Jerry Kennedy Plays: With All Due Respect To Kris Kristofferson (Album)

Rose Garden (Album)

Ruby, Don't Take Your Love To Town (Single)

13th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1970)
 
winner
Jerry Reed, Chet Atkins

Me And Jerry

nominees

Jerry Smith

Drivin' Home

Merle Haggard

Street Singer (Single)

Chet Atkins

Yestergroovin'

You Ain't Heard Nothin' Yet (Album)

12th Annual GRAMMY Awards (1969)
 
winner

The Nashville Brass Featuring Danny Davis Play More Nashville Sounds

nominees

Floyd Cramer

Lovin' Season

Bob Dylan

Nashville Skyline Rag

Chet Atkins

Solid Gold '69

The Hits Of Charley Pride